Notice anything different? This is my first post on the new Molly and Mama website and I am just so excited! Over the last week Dorothy has helped me make some much needed changes to the site. I just really wanted it to be more user friendly and easier for you to find exactly what […]

Create A Pretty Hoop Art Project

Molly and Mama hoop art tutorial for One Thimble

Jen from One Thimble Sewing E-Zine recently approached me to guest post on the One Thimble Blog. And because she’s such a lovely, kind-hearted gal who goes out of her way to help others, I was happy to help her out! We decided that I’d share a hoop art project, explaining how to create art […]

We’re all set for Easter!


Whilst I love to do a lot of sewing and craft for Easter, I also really enjoy decorating. Mostly because my kids LOVE it too! They get such a kick out of decorating for all the different holidays. And it’s so lovely seeing their enthusiasm. Here’s some photos of the decorating we’ve been doing at home. […]

Appliqué a Bunny for Easter

Appliqué a Bunny - a tutorial for beginners, brought to you by Molly and Mama

The Easter count down is on! What are you making, crafting or creating? It seems that my post on How To Appliqué is my most popular tutorial, so I thought you might like to see an Easter inspired project combining appliqué with fabric yo yo’s! I love Liberty fabric. And these two prints make such […]

Easter Sewing Ideas from Aussie Designers

Sweet Scallops by Melly & Me

It happens to me every year! Easter is upon us and I still haven’t decided what to sew the kids, let alone organise patterns, supplies and materials. So I thought I would put together a quick list of some of my favourite options for sewing this Easter. These patterns are quick and easy, and will […]

Lucky Projects for Saint Patrick’s Day

The lucky pin cushion made by Molly and Mama

There’s a few free tutorials on the Molly and Mama blog for some shamrock inspired craftiness! And with St Patrick’s Day not far away, you’ve got just enough time to create one of them (or a few)! You’ll need to make the basic felt four leaf clover and then use it for the clip or pin […]

Finish It Friday and Save 38%!

Birthday Sale at Molly and Mama

Is it Friday again? This has been such a busy, but productive week! It’s my birthday on the weekend and I’m celebrating turing 38 years young with a big PATTERN SALE! This doesn’t happen often, but I really wanted to thank all my lovely followers and supporters with a special weekend discount. Use the coupon […]

Make a Lucky Pin Cushion for St Patrick’s Day

Make a felt shamrock pin cushion for St Patrick's Day - a Molly and Mama tutorial

I love this pin cushion, because it’s such a pretty way to incorporate four leaf clovers and Saint Patrick’s Day luck into a pretty sewing project. The whole thing is sewn by hand, so it’s a great portable project too. Plus you can never have too many pin cushions. They make the perfect gift! To create this […]

Finish-It Friday

pink and green for Molly and Mama

Please tell me that you’re like me, and you have a sketch book full of creative ideas, and a pile of unfinished sewing projects! There are so many projects that I have started in the past and now want to finish. And so many ideas that I am dreaming of, and want to make a […]

Make a Shamrock Clip for St Patrick’s Day

Make a Shamrock Clip with this easy Molly and Mama tutorial

This little project is perfect if you’re looking for a little shamrock inspired nod to Saint Patrick’s day. You’ll have your four leaf clover for luck, without having to go head-to-toe in green! All you need to do is make a felt shamrock, sew a yo yo to sit it on, and add a hair clip […]

What’s in store for Molly and Mama in 2015

Appliqué tees by Molly and Mama

I’ve been wanting to write a post about the new year, well….. ever since the new year. And I can’t believe that we’re nearing the end of February! If you’re anything like me, you’ll be wondering where the time goes. Sorry it’s taken me so long! I wanted to start 2015 with some very clear goals, […]

Make a Koala Hair Clip

Make a Felt Koala Hair Clip - a Molly and Mama tutorial

In honour of our national day, Australia Day, I’ve created a gorgeous little felt koala. My daughter wanted a hair clip to match her ‘Katie Koala‘ appliqué t-shirt. So I whipped up this cute little clip and thought I’d share how I put it together! The finished koala only measures 6cm (or 2.5″) across and […]

Introducing the ‘Katie Koala’ Appliqué Pattern

Introducing Katie Koala by Molly and Mama

I guess when most people think of Australia, they think of our adorable Koalas. And with it being our national day tomorrow, I thought I’d share my latest appliqué pattern – Katie Koala! Katie Koala has just been released in the pattern store. All Molly and Mama patterns have loads of images, and simple to follow instructions. […]

Hand Embroider a Simple Hoop Art Project

Hand Embroider a simple Hoop Art Project by Molly and Mama

It’s high Summer here and it’s not long until we celebrate our national day; Australia Day. When I think of our gorgeous country, I think of green and gold, the beach, the summer, the sun, and our tropical surrounds. I really feel like this pineapple embroidery is a fantastic representation of what summer in Australia is all about! I’d […]

Pretty Felt Bows for Christmas

Christmas Felt Hair Clips by Molly and Mama

It’s only a few days to go until Christmas! I’ve been stitching up some lovely gifts this year, but I have also been trawling Pinterest for some quick and easy project inspiration. Lucky for me, I came across this wonderful free tutorial from Oliver & S on how to make felt bows. There’s even a […]